Sullivan County Ruddy Turnstone Follow Up

Ruddy Turnstone

Ruddy Turnstone

This morning I received a response from Jeannine Parvin of bandedbirds.org with a response to my Ruddy Turnstone report. As I wondered upon my initial sighting, the first character of the flag was indeed a “0” zero, not an “O” oh. They were able to track the bird to its being banded on 5/22/11 on the Delaware Bay in New Jersery. This is the first report of this bird since that June of that year. They were very happy to have the follow up report as this provides valuable data as to movements of the bird and its continued survival. This was a great find here in Sullivan and we are glad the bird was banded as it expanded our knowledge of the birds previous activities as well. Thanks to Doug Gochfeld who helped facilitate my report getting to the right organization. This knowledge tells us the bird is now in at least its forth year, and has made at least three trips north to breed in that time. It is currently on its way south for the winter. By the way, if the bird shows up anywhere else in the future, I will let you know.

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2 Responses to Sullivan County Ruddy Turnstone Follow Up

  1. scott baldinger says:

    That’s great John! I’m pleased you were able to find out about this “special” visitor to our county!
    Scott

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